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by Willowgill
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Nightmare with stray Maine Coon
Replies: 11
Views: 3735

Re: Nightmare with stray Maine Coon

Poor thing - it sounds like its been living rough for some time. I can believe it smashed it's way out of the cat flap - we had a poor boy who practically lived here but only on his terms. He would come in and eat, sleep on the sofa during the night but the minute I tried to touch him he was off. He...
by Willowgill
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Yankee candles
Replies: 38
Views: 22705

Re: Yankee candles

Eeek - I've got one burning here on my desk right now! I have anosmia (lost my sense of smell & taste 5 years ago) and it's only recently that I find I can vaguely smell some of the scented candles so have gone a bit mad with them. I might have to outweigh the pleasure they're giving with the possib...
by Willowgill
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pooping problem!
Replies: 5
Views: 1536

Re: Pooping problem!

yeah she does spook easily which seems to affect her tummy - when I am trying to get her into her cage to go away for the weekend (we take them with us and this is not her vet carrier so she doesn't associate it with a nasty experience) I have to corner her in an area where I leave her with the cage...
by Willowgill
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pooping problem!
Replies: 5
Views: 1536

Re: Pooping problem!

Hi lilynmitz - thanks for your reply. Things got worse the other night when for once she'd actually been in the tray but then got on my pillow and started to be sick - as I was frantically trying to put the light on I was too late so had to clean that up but when I finally got back into bed I realis...
by Willowgill
Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Lost my beautiful angel Binky Christmas Day
Replies: 24
Views: 5971

Re: Lost my beautiful angel Binky Christmas Day

I'm so sorry for both your losses and am in tears remembering my darling Harry's last days - it will be 5 years in March since he crossed despite everything I could possibly do to save him from CRF. He too died in my arms but was euthanised at home so it was very peaceful but the pain and anguish wa...
by Willowgill
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Yankee candles
Replies: 38
Views: 22705

Re: Yankee candles

I'm slowly regaining my sense of smell after losing it 5 years ago and have just got one of Yankee Candles centre piece wax melt pots - so far neither of my cats have been near it. If I do have candles on I never leave them unattended as it's too easy for one of the cats to jump on the table and bur...
by Willowgill
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: please help
Replies: 20
Views: 3038

Re: please help

Hi Zavvy - just come back on here after a long absence and just wanted to say how glad I am that not only did you get Tilly sorted out but that you've also taken in the little stray. Several of my cats have started out as strays and I believe they return all the love you give to them tenfold. Did yo...
by Willowgill
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pooping problem!
Replies: 5
Views: 1536

Pooping problem!

Hi - it's been some time since I've been on here having lost my poorly boy just over a year ago but I am at my wits end with this new issue and wondered if anyone has any tips. We still have Alfie (8) and Daphne (5). She was part feral 4 years ago but has for the most part settled down and although ...
by Willowgill
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BARNEY BACK IN HOSPITAL TONIGHT !!!!
Replies: 93
Views: 18144

Re: BARNEY BEEN ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL IN EMERGENCY AN UPDATE

I'm so sorry for your loss Julie - it's 5 years on Friday since my own dad passed away with Alzheimers followed by my mum with the same dreadful illness 2 years later. It is such a cruel disease and by the end its actually something of a relief when they are finally at peace. In between that I also ...
by Willowgill
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat weeing periodically in the house
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Re: Cat weeing periodically in the house

I have this issue with Daphne - she uses her litter trays 95% of the time but just when I think she's doing well (we've had her nearly 4 years) she'll find a corner to pee in or suddenly stand up in the tray and pee on the floor :roll: How many litter trays do you have and do you have other animals ...
by Willowgill
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do cats want to be stroked more when they're not well
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Do cats want to be stroked more when they're not well

Hi - I too would take her to the vets re my previous post. When Harry was very ill (he passed away 5 years ago) he would come and sit at my feet while I worked and want picking up and cuddling. He had always been a very affectionate boy but this was beyond his normal behaviour and he seemed to need ...
by Willowgill
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Strange random chewing movements when not eating?
Replies: 16
Views: 27532

Re: Strange random chewing movements when not eating?

Hi - sorry I haven't been on here in some time and just seem this. Has anything been diagnosed about Cindy's chewing issue? I ask because I'm wondering if it's actually connected to something other than her teeth especially as you mention she's not eating. Has the vet done blood tests for kidney pro...
by Willowgill
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is my cat litter a scam, or is my cat just smelly?
Replies: 15
Views: 3373

Re: Is my cat litter a scam, or is my cat just smelly?

I actually use an organic type of litter that flushes down the toilet and very rarely throw it all away. I have 5 trays - 2 cats but only one who uses them and she will go in them all at some time. I clean the waste out several times a day and probably once a week tip one into the other and keep doi...
by Willowgill
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lila's squamous cell carcinoma journey..
Replies: 106
Views: 30642

Re: My baby has cancer and I'm a bit lost...

I would think whatever she loves try a drop of metacam in it - even if she's just licking the gravy at least it's going in. I used to cook a bit of fish or chicken in milk for Harry when his appetite started to go - he suddenly developed a liking for smoked mackerel too - at that stage the joy of se...
by Willowgill
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lila's squamous cell carcinoma journey..
Replies: 106
Views: 30642

Re: My baby has cancer and I'm a bit lost...

I'm so sorry you've had this dreadful news - there is nothing worse than feeling so utterly helpless and knowing it is only a matter of time before you have to make that awful decision. I too have nursed several cats and 2 dogs through terminal illness so know what you are going through - we lost ou...
by Willowgill
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat peeing on beds
Replies: 7
Views: 1349

Re: Cat peeing on beds

Aw please don't resort to rehoming unless you have no other options. Has she been spayed yet - this might help? How many litter trays do you have and do you have any upstairs? Could you leave one outside the bedroom and shut the door until she gets used to using it or put waterproof covers on the be...
by Willowgill
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Isolated Newcomer. Advice Please.
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Isolated Newcomer. Advice Please.

Hi Keith how lovely you've given this gentle old boy a loving home. I agree that he is probably feeling pretty anxious when he can't see you so hides where he feels safer plus it's probably warm by the fridge (one of mine loves lying on the worktop over the fridge). Give him time and try playing wit...
by Willowgill
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Night Time Howling
Replies: 18
Views: 2685

Re: Night Time Howling

Poor boy he sounds very upset and something I can well relate to as we had the same problem with our old boy who we lost in Nov. He was perfectly fine all day but would start to howl half an hour after we went to bed which in a small apartment made it impossible to sleep. He would run into the kitch...
by Willowgill
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Newly Rescued and Crying. Except When in Lap
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Newly Rescued and Crying. Except When in Lap

How lovely your friend is willing to give this poor little kitty a home especially in this weather! When we first got Daphne she had been living rough for several months in my son's garden. Once she was here she would follow me around all the time and if she couldn't see me would start to cry until ...
by Willowgill
Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: litter tray problem!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: litter tray problem!!

Daphne does this sometimes - she goes in the tray in the bathroom and never misses but for some reason she occasionally decides to christen the fire at the side of the tray in the conservatory and will rise up as she's p'ing and spray over the edge. i've no idea why as she's perfectly all right - I ...
by Willowgill
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help - how can we get rid of the litter box?
Replies: 25
Views: 5090

Re: Help - how can we get rid of the litter box?

Having tried every conceivable litter available over the last 30 odd years with a variety of different cats I feel I've finally found the perfect solution for my two both here at home and also in ours small weekend apartment where they can't go out (it's on the 3rd floor :lol: ). At home it's now on...
by Willowgill
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroidism
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Re: Hyperthyroidism

Hi I don't believe the two are connected. I had a cat with hyperthyroidism - in fact i've had two. The first one was about 15 when she developed it - she went on a tablet medication and lived to be 18 when she died from heart problems. Harry was about 13 I think when I noticed he was very thin - the...
by Willowgill
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat only wants to eat what we eat
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Re: Cat only wants to eat what we eat

Our cat Max spent most of his life eating human food - he would eat cat food but loved all things we had - soup, mince, fish, chicken, tuna and his favourite of all toffee yogurt. It didn't matter how hard we tried to dissuade him he would still be there tapping my husband's leg each meal time who o...
by Willowgill
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Long hair kitten
Replies: 19
Views: 6148

Re: Long hair kitten

That is so sad - poor little guy and he looked so beautiful. I'm so sorry.
by Willowgill
Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat health & behaviour
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: cat health & behaviour

She's probably got used to the one in the cattery and now feels this is a great idea - I'd put one in the toilet if you've room as that's an ideal place to go - I find it quite funny that Daph will often go in her tray in the bathroom while I'm in there - it's like lets all get this out of the way t...
by Willowgill
Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do you care for strays?
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Re: Do you care for strays?

Yes I'm another one :D Smudge used to live next door but spent nearly as much time with us as he did at home - he even slept on my head some nights! He then stopped coming in for several months but one day appeared and sat at my feet while I washed up - he was dreadfully thin and i gave him some foo...
by Willowgill
Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scared cat help
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Re: scared cat help

A month is a really short time for a rescue to become acclimatised to a new home and to trust her new carers so you need to be patient with her. Continue with the feeding and playing so that she associates you with pleasant things and try not to chase her round to catch or treat her as that will jus...
by Willowgill
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Night time disruptive behaviour- any advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 3598

Re: Night time disruptive behaviour- any advice?

Hi Sarah - so sorry to hear your problems. I know how distressing this is as we went though it a lot with Maxie when we took him to our apartment on a weekend. He spent all night wandering around crying loudly and wouldn't settle at all so I got no sleep. Sadly he was old, blind and not well which i...
by Willowgill
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Aggressive cats program
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Aggressive cats program

I've just had a very interesting conversation with the researcher for a new TV program to be produced who was asking for owners of cats with aggressive behaviour problems - the request is on here in a locked thread. As the owner of 'Daphne the demented' I thought she might be a great candidate with ...
by Willowgill
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat peeing and spraying inappropriately
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Cat peeing and spraying inappropriately

Hi Debbie Has this just started since you've had the new floors laid? I'm wondering if it's because he's trying to reestablish his scent on unfamiliar surfaces. You could try putting another couple of trays in the areas he's doing it in and restrict his access to places like beds. He may have a urin...